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"I see dead people!"

  • Nov 30, 2012
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This is one scary book! It begins with an investigation into a child sex ring and just takes off. An undercover vice cop gets involved in the investigation, and to keep himself going he turns to a powerful drug. Soon he begins to see a small child, who is obviously dead, always around him, and when the drug crashes him at the end of the investigation he receives a visit from a woman named Samantha who cares for him during his withdrawal. Once he is "clean", he finds that there really was no Samantha, even though she seemed to be so real.

Changing jobs and working in a rural area of New York State, he answers a call about a body found in a local river. When he gets there, to his shock, the body is that of Samantha, his dream girl. She wakes for a second and tells him "They're coming for us!". That really gets the plot moving, and it doesn't stop until the end.

The author has created some incredible and frightening characters, including an extremely obese woman who apparently doesn't really have a face, and twin brothers who look like skeletons. To find out what's going on, the detective must delve into the past of his life that he has forgotten, and that's a very frightening and dangerous ride.

Once I began this book I almost couldn't put it down because I wanted to discover what was happening, and something happened on every page. It's a brutal book with awful and evil characters, and good ones fighting them. If ghosts don't scare you easily, and you enjoy a good scary thrill ride, read this book! You'll be very glad that you did.

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January 30, 2013
Nice review. I just posted mine and could have made many of the same points that you did. My sentiments exactly.
 
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Andrew Klavan is the internationally bestselling author of thirteen novels, including True Crime, which was made into a film by Clint Eastwood, and Don’t Say a Word, made into a film starring Michael Douglas. He has been nominated for five Edgar awards, winning twice, and is the author of the Homelanders series for Young Adults, which have been optioned by Summit Entertainment (“Twilight”). His essays and op-eds on politics, religion, movies and literature have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Southern California.
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